How to run a dealership
Industry veterans share insights on how to better run a dealership business.
A great DMS makes your dealership mobile, so you can do business from anywhere. Mobility is very important for a dealership these days and a modern cloud-based DMS would allow you to access your important information from any computer. Take that one step further with Blackpurl’s cloud-based DMS app and your team will have the ability to do business from anywhere on any device. A mobile app means you can log in from anywhere 24/7 and make real time decisions based on up to date and accurate data.
Within a dealership, communication reigns king when it comes to success on the front and back end of the business. There are many simple, yet effective tools to stay connected and informed between different departments that can ultimately enhance the dealerships day to day operations. We spoke with two veteran Harley Davidson employees to examine the ways we can build stronger communicative connections within our dealerships to help expand the longevity of our business relationships.
Communication within a business can be the catalyst in a skyrocketing success story or a Titanic failure. With that said, communication doesn’t always come as simply or easily as we might hope. So how can we keep the communication strong, and therefore our teams and businesses stronger? Let’s speed into the five most effective ways to enhance strong and smooth communication between the dealership and our customers.
Female empowerment is a topic being covered through many channels of conversation, especially in the past little while. Did you know that according to Forbes Magazine, females make up 70 – 80% of ALL consumer purchasing? If we are seeing more women making these higher ticket spending decisions upon entering a dealership, then we should be seeing more women actually facilitating the transaction, right?
Hiring, training and retaining competent staff is an age old challenge for all businesses. However, changing social attitudes towards a Technical Trade, as a career option, has created a slow decline in good quality candidates entering the Mechanical Trades over the last decade. This is now causing a shortage of supply for the Industry as a whole. Add to this the increase in technology employed in modern machinery and the need for good technicians is greater than ever.
Both EV and agency agreements are at an early stage, but it would be prudent for all of us to examine how they will impact our businesses, and prepare for the structural changes they will bring to the Industry. For those of you who have lived and worked in this Industry for some time you will already know that the technological and business changes in this industry always start with the Automobile Manufacturers and their Dealers. Eventually these winds of change blow across Heavy Vehicles, then to the Power Sport products.
Selena Thurbon is the owner of Bikescape, a motorcycle & scooter workshop located in Sydney, Australia. In this interview, we discuss to process of switching from a combination of systems including Outlook, Excel and MYOB to Blackpurl.
“Switching to Blackpurl and Xero eliminated the need to have a part-time book-keeper”
1. Sell more units with trailer quoting tools
2. Increase work efficiency with a single place for parts inventory, service history, and unit cost tracking
3. Accelerate service growth with trailer-friendly work order write-up and service scheduling
4. Reduce accounting cost and increase business visibility with popular accounting integrations 5. Deploying a dealership platform can be straightforward”
In this video, we show you how to export a picklist from ARI’s PartSmart and import it into Blackpurl.
Super analyses your parts and accessories sales history to create a demand forecast for each part for the next 30-days.
In this video, we hear how Jeff Ryan manages his parts and accessories ordering across a group of 5 dealerships.
The sudden shift from direct storefront operations to more distanced and digital ones caught many dealerships flatfooted.
Our panel, featuring a powersports dealer, a dealership strategy consultant, and a technology expert, discuss how to succeed in 2021.
In this interview, we talk with Rob Reed, operations manager at PeakXceleration, a powersports dealership in Moncton, New Brunswick to find out why he chose to switch to Blackpurl.
In this interview, we talk with Rob Reed, operations manager at PeakXceleration, a powersports dealership in Moncton, New Brunswick to find out what it’s like using Blackpurl in his dealership everyday.
No matter where you are in the world, right now, ‘business as usual’ doesn’t exist. Hopefully that feeling of the old ‘‘normal’ will begin to return before long, but in some ways, there’s just no going back. Not only do the dealerships of tomorrow need to be able to tackle the challenges we’re facing today, without the headache and disruption we all feel at the moment, but for many of us, we can’t wait for tomorrow to get back to business.
In this interview, we talk with Rob Reed, operations manager at PeakXceleration, a powersports dealership in Moncton, New Brunswick to find out how Blackpurl affected his overall business operations.
In this episode, we talk about how to run a contactless dealership. We cover everything from challenges with distributed teams, understanding the right applications to help you to protect your business and we discuss what the future holds for powersports dealerships.
There aren’t many motorcycle or scooter dealerships around that don’t have an interest in saving valuable time and money. Most have already found to their dire cost, that if you fail to plan you are planning to fail!